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Encyclopedia > Public transport service numbering

Public transport service numbering is a means of identifying a particular transport service or route.


A train service can be identified by the train company, the date and a train number. This should not be confused with the number(s) of the vehicle(s). There are often several train services on a day with the same physical train. On the other hand, the train service of the next day with the same number may be carried out with other vehicles. In rail transport, a train consists of a single or several connected rail vehicles that are capable of being moved together along a guideway to transport freight or passengers from one place to another along a planned route. ... Vehicles are non-living means of transport. ...


Similarly a flight service can be identified by the airline company, the date and a flight number. This should not be confused with the tail number of the airplane. There are often several flights on a day with the same airplane. On the other hand, the flight of the next day with the same number may be carried out with another plane. A Boeing 747-400 of Virgin Atlantic Airways, one of the UKs largest airlines. ... Fixed-wing aircraft is a term used to refer to what are more commonly known as aeroplanes in Commonwealth English (excluding Canada) or airplanes in North American English. ...


The same applies for other public transport. A taxi serving as a bus Public transport comprises all transport systems in which the passengers do not travel in their own vehicles. ...


A flight number is more often relevant for the passenger than a train number: although the latter are usually in the time-tables, they are often ignored, because most people find it more practical to identify train services by route and departure time.


In the US air crashes are often referred to by their flight number. Elsewhere they are usually referred to by the name of the location of the crash, e.g. Lockerbie. Wikiquote has quotations related to United States. ... The nose, containing the flight crew and first-class section, landed in a farmers field near a tiny church in Tundergarth, Scotland Pan Am Flight 103 was Pan Ams daily Frankfurt-London-New York-Detroit evening flight. ...


See also Airline call sign. Most airlines employ a distinctive and internationally recognised call sign that is normally spoken during airband radio transmissions as a prefix to the flight number. ...


Bus services are generally identified by a service number and a destination, although in some areas (notably North America) each service or line is also referred to by a name. In cities like New York and washington; there are also a combination of Letters and Numbers in bus routes. The Bus, established by Mayor Frank Fasi, is Honolulus only public transit system. ... World map showing location of North America A satellite composite image of North America North America is the third largest continent in area and in population after Eurasia and Africa. ...


Metro services are generally identified by a line number, name, letter, colour or possibly a combination of all inclusive, as well as a destination. This page refers to urban rail mass transit systems. ...


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Public transport service numbering - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (320 words)
Public transport service numbering is a means of identifying a particular transport service or route.
Bus services are generally identified by a service number and a destination, although in some areas (notably North America) each service or line is also referred to by a name.
Metro services are generally identified by a line number, name, letter, colour or possibly a combination of all inclusive, as well as a destination.
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